Seem to using a lot of water up quickly and taking a while on jobs

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Beano, Nov 27, 2015.

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  1. Beano

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    Hi fairly new to window cleaning I've just come to the end of my first year, I use water fed pole methods but seem to be using up my water fairly quick and taking a while on jobs. Any advice would be great
     
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  2. Eviestevie

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    Try to use less water and be quicker on the jobs matey ;)
     
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  3. Gav

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    #3 Gav, Nov 28, 2015
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    It takes a while but a year in you should be getting there. A lot of it for me in the early days was confidence. Confidence that the window would dry clean. I would spend ages scrubbing and ages rinsing making sure the window was perfect but as time went on you find you don't need to be quite so OCD and the windows will dry just fine.

    That was my reason for being slow and using loads of water might be something different with you.
     
  4. Cookie

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    What flow rate are you using?
     
  5. steve garwood

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    Most newbies spend to long 'scrubbing' the glass. If its not a first clean, once you have brushed all the glass once, there's no need to go over it again. Rinse of and move on
     
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    Presumably you wfp your own windows too? Try cleaning them fast (assuming its o ly been a month or so since last proper clean) just got round the frames then brush the glass once and rinse then wait u til dry and see if you have done a good job or not and if so then u can confidently do them out in the winderness
     
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    Have trust in your tools and cleaning , I used to take ages over scrubbing and rinishing but it's the rinse what's the most important and first cleans always take that little bit longer but second third time round you should be cutting time down by loads , keep on top of tds reading
     
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    First cleans should take a little time so when you go next you will whizz round them.

    Flow really won't effect water consumption massively but flow when not on a window will.

    I use an inline tap on a belt so I can shut off water between windows others use a remote. You would be amazed how much water you will save if you can turn it off instantly when the customer comes out to annoy you with stories of their overly wonderful grand kids.
     
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    I even used to do this with trad to see what I can get away with, and what I can't. Thats essentially what every trade is about.
     
  10. noddy

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    are your customers happy ? are you picking work up off other window cleaners ? is your round growing and your making money ? if yes to all above you doing great good young sky walker

    don't ****** it all up by reading bull poop of facebook groups on how great people are at doing a million window an hour its mostly rubbish

    may the force be with you
     
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